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Around 50 bicyclists on Thursday took part in a ride of support for the man who was struck by a vehicle while riding on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Franklin recently.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the cyclists met up at Franklin High School on Thursday afternoon and road to the city’s courthouse to raise awareness for the man’s case.

The cyclist who was hit by the vehicle appeared at the school to express his thanks to the cycling community for its support.

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A woman suffered injuries after her SUV was hit by a train on tracks in the Berry Hill area of Nashville late Wednesday night.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened just before midnight on the tracks at Craighead Street near Oceanside Drive and Interstate 65.

An investigation by Metro Nashville Police revealed that the warning lights and signals at the railroad crossing were working prior to the accident. It’s unknown what caused the woman’s SUV to end up on the tracks and in the path of the train.

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A 21-year-old woman from Adams, Tennessee, was killed on Tuesday night when her vehicle collided with a semi-truck in the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Montgomery County.

Per a report by Clarksville Now, the accident happened near mile marker 16 at around 10:30 p.m. when the victim attempted to pass the truck at a high rate of speed after the truck began to slow down in response to traffic in front of it.

However, an investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol revealed that she failed to brake in time when her vehicle was near the truck, causing it to go underneath the truck.

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An accident involving four vehicles resulted in six fatalities in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Bowling Green late Thursday.

WKRN.com reports that the crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 30 on a stretch of the interstate near an active construction project where it narrows from three lanes to two lanes.

A report by Kentucky State Police indicates that the crash occurred when a commercial vehicle was stopped in a line of traffic and a second commercial vehicle failed to stop, crashing into two vehicles and then the stopped commercial truck.

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A man was struck by a car and killed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro early Wednesday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened at around 4 a.m. near Medical Center Parkway after the man’s vehicle ran out of gas. An investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol found that the man exited his vehicle after the vehicle ran low on fuel. He then began walking down the interstate to find help.

While he was walking, he was struck by a vehicle. The THP says that the driver of the vehicle that struck the victim didn’t see him before the accident.

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The driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Old Hickory early Friday was arrested by Metro Nashville Police near the scene.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident happened near the Old Hickory Boulevard bridge that spans the Cumberland River at around 12 a.m.

The Metro Nashville Police report that witnesses say the victim was walking in the road just before he was struck by the vehicle.

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Drivers with Uber and Lyft say they expect to pick up and drop off plenty of passengers in Nashville this weekend due to things like the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bonnaroo, and CMA Fest.

WKRN.com reports that one driver quit her job to drive for Lyft in Nashville. She says that because parking downtown is so expensive, with some lots charging $80 for two hours, more people will rely on ride-sharing services to get to their destinations. She also said that she expects to complete around 30 fares.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation told reporters that traffic backups and congestion are expected throughout the area, including downtown, and that people who plan on participating the festivities should avoid driving if possible.

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Floods—particularly flash floods—are the number two weather hazard that residents in Middle Tennessee face just behind tornadoes.

Per a report by WKRN.com, flash floods are extremely dangerous for drivers as they combine the destructive power of water with speed and unpredictability. A meteorologist who works with the National Weather Service told reporters that flash flooding is a huge threat to drivers in Middle Tennessee.

She said that terrain plays a major factor in the severity of floods, as steep hills and mountains have fast runoffs, which can lead to fast rising water on roads. Unfortunately, some drivers find themselves in dangerous situations when they drive into floodwater, especially if they don’t know how deep it is.

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The quick actions of a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper helped save the life of a man who was experiencing a medical emergency behind the wheel.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the THP trooper was driving home at the end of his shift on Highway 64 near Pulaski Highway in Giles County when he saw a vehicle driving erratically.

Thinking that the driver may be intoxicated, the trooper initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. When he approached the driver, the trooper discovered that he was slurring his words and sweating. The driver told the trooper that he was trying drive home to Pulaski, Tennessee, but he was heading in the wrong direction.

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Two people suffered critical injuries after their vehicle collided with a semi-truck in Rutherford County on Monday at around 11 a.m.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at the intersection of South Church Street and Joe B. Jackson Parkway near Walmart.

A spokesperson with the Murfreesboro Police Department told reporters that the victims were in critical condition after the accident. WSMV.com reports that a LifeFlight helicopter was called to the scene to transport the victims to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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